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Advice & Guidance on Making Applications to Canadian Universities. West Island School Y12 Higher Education Evening 11 June 2013 ellie.tang@wis.edu.hk. University destinations of West Island School students in 2012. Presentation rundown. 1. Rankings 2. Entry requirements and typical offers

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advice guidance on making applications to canadian universities

Advice & Guidance on Making Applications to Canadian Universities

West Island School

Y12 Higher Education Evening

11 June 2013

ellie.tang@wis.edu.hk

presentation rundown
Presentation rundown

1. Rankings

2. Entry requirements and typical offers

3. Main application deadlines

a) The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC)

b) The British Columbia Universities ‘ Application Centre (ApplyBC)

4. Tuition fees

5. Scholarships

6. Alternative pathways – Diplomas / Associate Degree / University

Transfer Programs

7. Useful websites

8. Q & A

canadian universities and world rankings
Canadian universities and world rankings

{Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-13}

UNIVERSITYWorld ranking

University of Toronto 13

University of British Columbia 30

McGill University 34

McMaster University 88

University of Alberta 121

University of Montreal 84

University of Ottawa 171

University of Victoria 196

group of thirteen g13 universities canada s leading research intensive institutions
Group of Thirteen – G13 Universities (Canada’s leading research-intensive institutions)

Dalhousie University

Laval University

McGill University*

McMaster University*

Queen’s University*

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia*

University of Calgary

University of Montreal

University of Ottawa

University of Toronto*

University of Western Ontario*

University of Waterloo

* Popular with WIS students

general entry requirements
General Entry Requirements
  • IB Diploma applicant

Full diploma – consistent all-round academic performance (e.g. between Level 4 and 7 in ALL six subjects). Credit transfer in IB HL subjects at Faculty’s discretion at some universities.

  • ID applicant

Check with individual university / faculty. Some universities won’t take BTEC / vocational qualifications (e.g. McGill, UBC and UT)

  • All applicants

To check specific programme requirements (e.g. IB Maths SL or HL and two IB sciences are frequently needed for Engineering – Chemistry is an additional requirement – and Science.

Encouraged to submit SAT scores if you have them and feel they will help. (E.g. University of Toronto expected SAT I range: between 1950 and 2169).

Possible IELTS or TOEFL result needed from those who have English as a second language.

applying to ontario universities ouac
Applying to Ontario Universities - OUAC

From January to September of their application year, students register online with OUAC www.ouac.on.ca to create an account to apply to universities in the province of Ontario (can apply up to 3 courses for each university except University of Toronto).

Canadian citizens living and studying outside of Canada

Complete the OUAC 105D application

International school students who are not Canadian citizens

Complete the OUAC 105F (International) application

Ontario institutions of higher education

Brock University Queen’s University

Carleton University Redeemer University College

Dominican University College Royal Military College of Canada

University of Guelph Ryerson University

Lakehead University University of Toronto

Laurentian University Trent University

McMaster University University of Waterloo

Nipissing University University of Western Ontario

Ontario College of Art & Design Wilfrid Laurier University

University of Ontario Institute of University of Windsor

Technology York University

University of Ottawa

http://www.ouac.on.ca/ugrad-tutorials-ouac-105/

applying to bc universities applybc
Applying to BC Universities – ApplyBC

From mid December to February of their university application year, students register online with ApplyBC http://applybc.ca to apply to universities in the province of British Columbia.

Canadian citizens living and studying outside of Canada

Social Security Number information required

International school students who are not Canadian citizens can use ApplyBC or apply directly to the university

BC institutions of higher education

British Columbia Open University Northern Lights College

Camosun College Northwest Community College

Capilano College Okanagan University College

College of New Caledonia Royal Roads University

College of the Rockies Selkirk College

Douglas College Simon Fraser University

Institute of Indigenous Government University College of the Cariboo

Justice Institute of British Columbia University College of the Fraser Valley

Kwantlen University College University of British Columbia

Langara College University of Northern British Columbia

Malaspina University College University of Victoria

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design

North Island College

https://applybc.ca/demo/applybc/index.html

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Tuition Fees (Example: UBC 2012/13){Source: UBC: http://www.students.ubc.ca/coursesreg/tuition-fees-deposits/tuition-fees/}
alternative pathways to university di plomas associate degree university transfer programs
Alternative pathways to university - Diplomas / Associate Degree / University Transfer Programs

BC Province

- Kwantlen University College

- Langara College

- Malaspina University College

- Douglas College

- The University College of Cariboo

Stage 3

Student transfers to university – Year 2 undergraduate programme

Stage 1

ID/BTEC graduate enters community college*

Ontario

- Sheridan College

- Humber College

- Centennial College

- Seneca College

- George Brown College

Stage 2

Student completes specialised professional or vocational programme

*Some colleges have Bachelor degree awarding status. Always check with colleges on university transfer opportunities.

useful websites
Useful websites

Below is a list of websites which have been referred to in this presentation.

1. University search engine: http://www.aucc.ca

2. Community College search engine: http://accc.ca

3. University rankings website:

http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/rankings/

4. College scholarship search engine:

http://oncampus.macleans.ca/education/scholarship-finder/

5. Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC):

http://www.ouac.on.ca/

6. TOEFL: The Official TOEFL Homepage: http://www.toefl.org/

7. British Columbia Universities Application Centre (ApplyBC)

http://applybc.ca